Ryan J. Avery, MD

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Avery holds dual board certification in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Radiology.   He completed fellowships at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and New York University after finishing residency at Albert Einstein University. His clinical work is centered on the fields of molecular imaging and cardiac imaging with a research focus on the diagnosis of new MRI-based applications for the detection and monitoring of cardiac disease. His research also includes investigator roles in multiple clinical trials, and he is an author of multiple peer-reviewed journal publications.

Research Interests: 

Utilization of Cardiac MRI for evaluation of right ventricular disease including pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure. Molecular Imaging agents for early detection of neurodegenerative disease. Treatment response monitoring with PET/CT 

Degrees
  • MD: Louisiana State University,1996
Residency
  • Lousiana State University, 2005-2006
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2006-2009
Fellowship
  • Columbia University, Nuclear Medicine, 2009-2010
  • New York University, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, 2010-2011
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine

Select Publications

In Press

Woodhead, GJ., RA. Avery, and PH. Kuo, Extraosseous Findings and Mechanisms of Uptake in NaF-18 PET/CT, , In Press.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2017

Nia, B. B., E. S. Nia, R. J. Avery, P. H. Kuo, and C. T. Hennemeyer, "Punctate Radiation Dermatitis of the Foot and Ankle Caused by Distal Embolization of 90Y Microspheres During Liver Directed Therapy.", Clin Nucl Med, vol. 42, issue 9, pp. e422-e423, 2017 Sep.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Marsh, K. M., A. S. Ferng, T. Pilikian, A. A. Desai, R. Avery, M. Friedman, I. Oliva, C. Jokerst, D. Schipper, and Z. Khalpey, "Anti-inflammatory properties of amniotic membrane patch following pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis.", J Cardiothorac Surg, vol. 12, issue 1, pp. 6, 2017 Jan 26. PMCID: PMC5270242 
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Iwanski, J., S. M. Knapp, R. Avery, I. Oliva, R. K. Wong, R. B. Runyan, and Z. Khalpey, "Clinical outcomes meta-analysis: measuring subendocardial perfusion and efficacy of transmyocardial laser revascularization with nuclear imaging.", J Cardiothorac Surg, vol. 12, issue 1, pp. 37, 2017 May 19. PMCID: PMC5438520 
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Ferng, A. S., I. Oliva, C. Jokerst, R. Avery, A. M. Connell, P. L. Tran, R. G. Smith, and Z. Khalpey, "Translation of First North American 50 and 70 cc Total Artificial Heart Virtual and Clinical Implantations: Utility of 3D Computed Tomography to Test Fit Devices.", Artif Organs, vol. 41, issue 8, pp. 727-734, 2017 Aug.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Avery, R., S. Yu, P. Rao, R. Wong, and Z. Khalpey, "Minimally invasive insertion of off-pump central extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.", J Card Surg, 2017 Sep 13.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Rosado-Toro, J. A., A. Abidov, M. I. Altbach, I. B. Oliva, J. J. Rodriguez, and R. J. Avery, "Segmentation of the right ventricle in four chamber cine cardiac MR images using polar dynamic programming.", Comput Med Imaging Graph, 2017 Aug 18. PMID: 28886885
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Nia, E. S., L. L. Garland, N. Eshghi, B. B. Nia, R. J. Avery, and P. H. Kuo, "Incidence of Brain Metastases on Follow-up (18)F-FDG PET/CT Scans of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: Should We Include the Brain?", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 45, issue 3, pp. 193-197, 2017 Sep.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Avery, R., S. R. Paidy, R. Keller, S. Lick, R. G. Smith, and Z. Khalpey, "Tissue Expander as a Routine Component of 50cc Total Artificial Heart Implantation for Bridge to Transplant.", Circ Heart Fail, vol. 10, issue 1, pp. e003765, 2017 Jan.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2015

Khalpey, Z., K. M. Marsh, A. Ferng, I. Bin Riaz, M. Friedman, J. Indik, R. Avery, C. Jokerst, and I. Oliva, "First in man: amniotic patch reduces postoperative inflammation.", Am J Med, vol. 128, issue 1, pp. e5-6, 2015 Jan.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2014

Janicek, A. K., R. J. Avery, and P. H. Kuo, "The pinwheel sign: artifact from head rotation during SPECT acquisition for dopamine transporter imaging.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 42, issue 1, pp. 75-6, 2014 Mar.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Davis, M. A., L. R. Scalcione, L. H. Gimber, R. B. Thompson, R. J. Avery, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Paget sarcoma of the pelvic bone with widespread metastatic disease on radiography, CT, MRI, and 18F-FDG PET/CT with pathologic correlation.", Clin Nucl Med, vol. 39, issue 4, pp. 371-3, 2014 Apr.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Kuo, P. H., H. H. Lei, R. Avery, E. A. Krupinski, A. Bauer, S. Sherman, N. McMillan, J. Seibyl, and G. I. Zubal, "Evaluation of an Objective Striatal Analysis Program for Determining Laterality in Uptake of ¹²³I-Ioflupane SPECT Images: Comparison to Clinical Symptoms and to Visual Reads.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 42, issue 2, pp. 105-8, 2014 Jun. PMID: 24627411
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Covington, M. F., E. Krupinski, R. J. Avery, and P. H. Kuo, "Classification schema of symptomatic enterogastric reflux utilizing sincalide augmentation on hepatobiliary scintigraphy.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 42, issue 3, pp. 198-202, 2014 Sep.
Type of Publication: Journal Article